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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record revenues for the state. Six months later...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-smaller-pfd-check-nudge-right
Opinion
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

...bill leaving committee by the end of June, Dillon said. He added that the bill may be rolled into the larger national energy bill, submitted as an amendment to another bill or advance in some other way.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/new-bill-promises-alaska-share-arctic-o
State
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...year. Alaska needs to maintain support for our own renewable energy development and help rural residents cut their energy bills but we also have an opportunity to facilitate more clean energy development across the Arctic. As the State of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-13/my-turn-alaska-can-shape-global-arcti
Opinion
Joint session planned, bucking Walker

...Some big pieces of legislation remain in play, including the state operating and capital budgets and an Interior energy bill, he said.Legislative leaders were looking at when bills need to move from one side to the other, and Sunday was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/joint-session-planned-bucking-walker
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances Interior energy bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation aimed at addressing energy concerns for Interior Alaska.The bill, which Gov. Bill Walker considers a must-have, would allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to provide up to $275 million in financing for a gas project serving the Interior if the authority approves a project plan. The plan would have to include the source of gas or propane and estimated cost of the project and the gas supplied to utilities. Regular reports would be required.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-finance-advances-interior-energy-
State
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...statement.Requirements stemming from California's landmark global warming law passed in 2006 have led to higher energy bills for residents and businesses, said Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable and a member of Californians...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/california-ramps-efforts-cut-emission
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Session continues, budget vote pending

...from a conference committee late Saturday night.The Senate adjourned until Monday after earlier passing an Interior energy bill the governor considered a must-have. The House canceled its Sunday floor session.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/session-continues-budget-vote-pending
State
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the legislative session.Walker tells The Associated Press that Medicaid expansion should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/walker-medicaid-expansion-interior-ener
State
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...for the state to take the lead over activities in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and would put together an energy bill that includes provisions beneficial to Alaska.Members of Alaska congressional delegation have introduced legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...continue."Plouffe said he hopes that the focus on the Arctic can be expanded to concern for people affected by high energy bills in rural Alaska, for instance, and the safety of regional travel.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State

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